|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa on Gironde/Landes border, France: Villa Fougères is a beautiful villa set in an acre of land in a superb elevated position on the edge of a pine forest. It is in a tranquil private spot, a few minutes walk from the centre of the village and close to the stunning lake. Biscarosse Plage, famous for its 10 km of white sandy beaches and big surfing waves, is a short drive away. The well furnished villa has a modern well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and during the hot weather the wooden shutters and double-glazing ensure it remains cool inside. A spacious open-plan living and dining area, together with four large bedrooms and separate bathrooms, provide plenty of space for up to two families to relax. The large south facing terrace overlooks a superb 10 x 5m swimming pool and the covered canopied area with built-in BBQ is ideal for eating out. Villa Fougères is in the perfect location for a superb holiday offering fun and a great experience for every member of the family.
Sanguinet's beautiful setting and rich amenities: Sanguinet is a picturesque little village in the heart of the largest pine forest in Europe on the banks of the magnificent lake of Cazaux-Sanguinet, which measures 11km long and 10km wide. All the necessary local shops and amenities are close to hand including good-sized local supermarket. Several local restaurants with good food at reasonable prices are within easy walking distance. The scenic paths and cycle ways provide great opportunities to explore the local area. There are numerous white sandy beaches on the lakeside sheltered by pine trees and with safe warm bathing in clean fresh water. Water sports and activities are available locally including canoeing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. There are several sailing clubs with instruction available. The local archaeology dates back to Roman times and the Iron Age. Whatever passion or interest you want to fulfil, Sanguinet with its dreamlike surroundings promises you unforgettable times.
Bisca' Plage, Bisca' Ville and surrounding area: Biscarosse (a short drive by car) has much to offer and is a real hive of activity with a wide selection of interesting shops, restaurants and cafés. The magnificent beach has 10km of white sandy expanse with lifeguards supervising safe bathing and with big breakers offering challenge and excitement to novice and expert surfers and body-boarders.
There is much to see and discover in and around the area and many different facilities and activities on offer including golf, horse riding, boat rides, nature trails, sand yachting, diving and several local leisure and adventure parks. The enthusiastic and friendly staff at the local Tourist Information Centre can answer all your enquiries.
The sand dunes at nearby Dune du Pyla are absolutely spectacular and at 117m high are the biggest in Europe.
Arcachon is 20 minutes by car with lovely beach, harbour and fashionable restaurants and shops. There is a great boat trip around the lovely Bassin D'Arcachon including a visit to Cap Ferret.
Bordeaux, the vineyards and other things to do: Bordeaux (40 minutes drive) is a beautiful, historic and lively city with much heritage and lots of amenities. There is something for everyone from shops and theatre to harbour-front, magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful architecture. The old quarter featuring narrow streets and medieval gateways houses the local artisans' shops.
There is also much to explore in the beautiful areas surrounding Bordeaux including the fantastic historic hilltop village of St Emillion. The world famous vineyards and châteaux of Bordeaux are in abundance in the region and many offer tasting and tours and welcome you to stop and buy direct.
A visit across the border to Spain is about 90 minutes drive by car and makes a popular day trip.
There is a local Jazz festival in Sanguinet in July and other Gastronomic, Flower and Craft Fetes and Sailing Regattas in the area throughout the summer. The local mayor of Sanguinet organises dances and fun in the open air on Saturdays during the summer.
We love to holiday in France and have been doing so for many years in different parts of France. The Aquitaine region offers so much and is the area we chose to build our holiday home in 2005.
We fell in love with the village of Sanguinet and with its surrounding area It has so much to offer and yet is natural and unspoiled. We bought a plot of land with outline planning permission in a beautiful elevated position in Sanguinet village on the edge of the pine forest.
Our villa has the benefit of being just two minutes from the centre of the village with all the amenities you need right at hand and a short walk to the beautiful lake with its sandy beaches and beautiful walks and bike rides. Our villa is situated in an elevated, un-overlooked location adjacent to the pine forest with lovely views. It is a very tranquil and peaceful location where you can relax and unwind in lovely surroundings.
We stayed at Villa Fougères, Sanguinet in August 2016. Our party was 2 families with 4 children aged from 18 months to 12 years old and there was plenty of space for us all and the bedrooms were spacious and comfy. The property is lovely, with a great swimming pool, nice lawned garden area and everything you need for a great self-catering holiday. It's well stocked with games, toys and kitchen equipment and the British TV was a bonus so we could watch the BBC coverage of the Olympics! It was very clean and tidy when we arrived. The area was lovely, the lake beaches around Sanguinet were very pleasant with lovely warm water and shady trees as well as some fun watersport opportunities. The supermarket was an easy drive/walk away and there are boulangeries, a pharmacy, a bike hire shop, a tourist office and a couple of cafes and other shops in Sanguinet itself a short walk away. There are some markets and festivities for tourists to attend in Sanguinet, though we were quite happy at the villa most evenings so we didn't visit these. Biscarosse beach was beautiful, easy to get to and good fun for bodyboarding and a bit of shopping. It was very hot when we were there, in the mid 30s most of the time and the property did stay remarkably cool, but there is no air conditioning, which we knew in advance. Also the pool isn't heated, again this was clear in the property info provided - this wasn't an issue for us as it was so hot it wasn't necessary! There was always somewhere shaded to sit outside to avoid the sun. The villa is very well situated as it felt very private and not overlooked, but it is not in the middle of nowhere. The information provided by the owners was helpful and clear and the whole process was hassle-free. We like to change our holiday destinations each year but we would definitely return in the future.
Our two families had a lovely week at Villa Fougeres in Sanguinet. The layout of the villa is great, with ample space for our group of four adults and five children (3yrs – 7 yrs). We had lovely weather so most of our time was spent outdoors, and we made daily use of the pool, terrace and garden – the children enjoyed the toy cupboard! The villa is well equipped with all the essentials, and the barbeque was well used.
The villa is ideally situated – the terrace and pool are not overlooked, and garden is bordered by pine trees which was lovely and peaceful (as much as it can be with five children around!). It is only a few minutes cycle into town for the daily morning trip to the boulangerie or to pick up supplies from the supermarket. What made the holiday for us was being able to abandon the car for a week and make good use of our bikes. Apart from one day trip to the Dune de Pilat (recommended – amazing views), we cycled everywhere! The lake is fantastic – small quiet beaches adjacent to the cycle path, friendly kiosks for snacks and ice creams, water sports rental and a safe environment for children to play in the water. We asked the children if they wanted to go to the sea, but they preferred to stay at the lake!
We would definitely recommend the villa and the area for a relaxing family holiday, and hope to return ourselves.
We spent a week at Charles and Teresa's villa in August and were delighted with the amount of space we had (we were a party of 9 with 2 separate families) and the facilities available. The swimming pool was wonderful and the outside seating area and bbq was perfect for eating out. The location of the villa was ideal, with beautiful lakes nearby and the beach only 20 minutes away. Charles and Teresa provided us with a lot of helpful information on the local area and we were welcomed at the villa by Maryline, who was extremely hospitable. The villa was very well stocked and there was nothing we lacked, which is unusual in a holiday home. We would thoroughly recommend the villa for relaxation, comfort and tranquility.
Our extended family of 7 (4 adults and 3 children) enjoyed a fabulous vacation at this villa in Sanguinet. The village is perfect for families with good amenities, a lovely, safe lake beach within 10 minutes walk from the villa and great cycle paths. Sanguinet is also very well located for the Bordeaux wine region, historic chateaux and the famous Dune du Pylat. The villa was wonderful, incredibly spacious both inside and out and with a delightful pool and shaded terrace. We highly recommend a holiday at this villa.
Thank you so much for a fantastic 2 weeks at your villa in Sanguinet. The villa is set in a quiet location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, which has a good size supermarket as well as a selection of small shops. The villa itself is very well equipped, especially in the kitchen, and kept nice and cool throughout our 2 weeks in France. The villa has a light and spacious feel and never felt crowded even when all 8 if us were inside. The swimming pool was a big hit with the kids, and the soft lining was a real benefit as there were no stubbed toes from broken tiles which is usually the case. We had a great 2 weeks by the pool, at the lake (where the kids loved the warm, shallow water) and the beach at Biscarrose with its energy and surf. We would definitely return to the villa and would highly recommend it to families
This was our second visit, having stayed here for the first time two years ago. The villa is extremely well equipped with everything you need whilst on holiday and lots of outdoor games etc for kids to play with. It very comfortably accommodated our two families together. We rarely return to exactly the same place for a second holiday - but this place is so well located, just a few minutes drive (or a slightly longer walk) from a beautiful lake and in an area where there is so much to do for children - that it was an easy decision to return. It is a very easy walk into the small local town with great boulangeries for the morning croissant shopping - and twice a week it has a market selling fresh local produce. The lake is just beautiful and the house is not far from the coast either - making it just ideal.
In summary - a great place to stay and the pool was well used every day too!
Villa Fougères is located on the Gironde/Landes border in the picturesque little village of Sanguinet in the Aquitaine region, South West France. It is located in a national park with extensive pine forests and lakes. It is very close to Sanguinet/Cazaux Lake and a short drive to the Atlantic Coast. The Bassin D'Arcachon is a 20 minute drive.
It is about 40 minutes drive south from Bordeaux Airport with a wide selection of regular flights available. It is a comfortable car drive from the ports of St Malo and Caen. There is a regular schedule of ferry crossings from Dover, including the popular and competitively priced Speed ferries
The villa is also about 90 minutes by car from Biarritz Airport to the south which is well served with regular flights. There is a rail service to Bordeaux, Arcachon and La Teste, a 15 minute drive.
The Spanish border is about 90 minutes drive making it a comfortable day-trip to visit Spain.
There are plenty of good golf courses in the area.
Other Activities: archery, canoing, pedalloes, karting, quad biking, aqua-park, adventure park
Golf: Plenty of quality golf courses in the area.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,500|
|End of Stay Cleaning||£60|
A security deposit of £1500 is payable against breakages and for the villa to be returned in the same clean state at the end of the rental.